7 Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Side Dishes


7. Brussels sprouts, kale, and celery root gratin

This dish will be a real treat on your festive table. It has some appeal in it that`s why I advise you to try brussels sprouts, kale, and celery root gratin. A vegetarian dish with browned crust and fantastic flavor is both very delicious and healthy.

  • Cuisine: American;
  • Category: Side dish;
  • Serves: 8;
  • Prep Time:15 min;
  • Cook time:1 hr 35 min;
  • Nutrition Per Serving: 140.7;


  • 1 medium celery root
  • 1 bunch of kale, stemmed and sliced
  • 1 pound of Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered
  • 2 medium shallots, sliced
  • 7 ounce ham steak if desired
  • ¾ cup of chicken or vegetable stock
  • ¾ cup of heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil and some for drizzling
  • salt
  • ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter and some for greasing
  • ¼ cup of fresh parsley leaves, roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons of whole-grain mustard
  • 1 2/2 cups of coarse breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons of sliced fresh chives


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9-by-13 inch baking dish with butter. In a bowl combine butter, mustard, parsley, chives, breadcrumbs, pepper and ¼ teaspoon of salt, then toss to coat and put aside.

Heat the cream and stock in a saucepan over a medium heat, add the celery root and let it simmer until it gets soft for about 8 minutes. While the celery is preparing, heat the olive oil in a pot, add the ham if you want. Cook it for 5 minutes over a medium heat until it gets golden brown. Then add the shallots, stir and cook for 3 minutes. Add the Brussels sprouts, salt, pepper and cook for 5 minutes until lightly grown.

Add the kale and cook for 3 minutes, stir continuously until starts wilting. Then pour the apple vinegar and keep on the heat until absorbed, then remove. On the bottom of the dish place the celery root slices, then Brussels sprout mixture and pour it all with the liquid from the celery. Bake it for 20 minutes until the top brows. After that cover it with the breadcrumbs and keep baking for 15 minutes until it starts bubble around the edges.

All these recipes must be tried. Isn`t your mouth watering when just think about them? Well, it will be very hard to choose only a few of them to make this season but we can leave the rest for the next year. What do you usually cook for Thanksgiving?

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